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How much does a Computer Systems Engineer make in the United States?

Average Computer Systems Engineer Hourly Wage in the United States

Computer Systems Engineers earn a median hourly wage of $40.98. Hourly wages typically start from $21.79 and go up to $62.36.

Average Computer Systems Engineer Yearly Salary in the United States

Computer Systems Engineers earn a median salary of $85,240 per year. Salaries typically start from $45,320 and go up to $129,700.

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    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Associates
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      Offers: Bachelors
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      Offers: Bachelors
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Computer Systems Engineer Earnings by Seniority

Top End Computer Systems Engineer Earnings

The highest earning Computer Systems Engineers in the United States earn:

$62.36
an hour
$129,700
per year
Senior Computer Systems Engineer Earnings

Senior Computer Systems Engineers in the United States earn:

$52.17
an hour
$108,510
per year
Experienced Computer Systems Engineer Earnings

Experienced Computer Systems Engineers in the United States earn:

$40.98
an hour
$85,240
per year
Junior Computer Systems Engineer Earnings

Junior Computer Systems Engineers in the United States earn:

$31.03
an hour
$64,550
per year
Starting Computer Systems Engineer Earnings

Starting Computer Systems Engineers in the United States earn:

$21.79
an hour
$45,320
per year

Approximate values based on highest and lowest earning segments.

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Computer Systems Engineer salary comparison

Computer Systems Engineers earn less than 65% percent of Engineering careers. Computer Systems Engineer salaries are in the top 79% of all careers in the United States.

Computer Hardware Engineer Salary $111k
Software Engineer Salary $98k
Nanosystems Engineer Salary $95k
Electrical Engineer Salary $93k
Computer Systems Engineer Salary $85k
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Civil Engineer Salary $82k
Power Engineer Salary $58k
Explosives Worker Salary $52k

Historical salary for Computer Systems Engineers in the United States

Computer Systems Engineer salary by state

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State Hourly Wage Annual Salary Rank
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in District of Columbia $55.31 $115,030 # 1
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Maryland $50.94 $105,960 # 2
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Virginia $48.04 $99,930 # 3
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Connecticut $44.65 $92,870 # 4
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in California $44.05 $91,630 # 5
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Massachusetts $43.85 $91,200 # 6
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in New York $42.60 $88,610 # 7
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Colorado $43.90 $91,320 # 8
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Rhode Island $39.25 $81,640 # 9
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Texas $41.62 $86,580 # 10
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Illinois $41.19 $85,660 # 11
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Alabama $41.62 $86,580 # 12
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Hawaii $42.39 $88,170 # 13
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in New Jersey $38.53 $80,140 # 14
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in North Carolina $40.50 $84,240 # 15
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Vermont $40.49 $84,230 # 16
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in West Virginia $41.63 $86,590 # 17
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Alaska $41.93 $87,220 # 18
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Pennsylvania $40.01 $83,220 # 19
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Georgia $39.02 $81,170 # 20
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in New Mexico $37.83 $78,690 # 21
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Oregon $37.49 $77,970 # 22
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Washington $37.40 $77,790 # 23
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Missouri $39.76 $82,710 # 24
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Nebraska $38.24 $79,540 # 25
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in South Carolina $38.54 $80,150 # 26
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in New Hampshire $36.57 $76,060 # 27
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Kentucky $38.05 $79,150 # 28
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Maine $37.13 $77,230 # 29
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Idaho $36.20 $75,290 # 30
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Arizona $37.53 $78,050 # 31
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Ohio $37.61 $78,240 # 32
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Minnesota $35.68 $74,220 # 33
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in South Dakota $36.86 $76,670 # 34
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Arkansas $35.90 $74,660 # 35
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Delaware $35.96 $74,790 # 36
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Mississippi $35.90 $74,670 # 37
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Florida $36.77 $76,480 # 38
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Kansas $34.21 $71,150 # 39
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Oklahoma $35.45 $73,740 # 40
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Michigan $31.04 $64,570 # 41
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Tennessee $33.71 $70,130 # 42
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Indiana $35.72 $74,290 # 43
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Iowa $32.02 $66,600 # 44
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Utah $34.88 $72,540 # 45
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Louisiana $32.79 $68,200 # 46
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Wisconsin $30.82 $64,090 # 47
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Wyoming $32.02 $66,590 # 48
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in North Dakota $32.37 $67,320 # 49
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Montana $32.80 $68,230 # 50
Computer Systems Engineer Salary in Nevada $30.93 $64,320 # 51
Source: U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics

How to Become a Computer Systems Engineer

Interested in becoming a Computer Systems Engineer? Here are your next steps.

  1. Take the Sokanu Career Test

    Would you make a good computer systems engineer? Sokanu's free assessment reveals how compatible you are with a career across 5 dimensions!

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  2. Get the Education

    • Delaware Technical Community College-Terry | Dover, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware Technical Community College-Stanton/Wilmington | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Associates
    • Delaware State University | Dover, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • University of Delaware | Newark, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
    • Goldey-Beacom College | Wilmington, DE
      Offers: Bachelors
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